Hero Bowl: East & West Rosters

East Roster

Head Coach: Drew Pearson, Delco Christian

#1 Dan Allen, TE, Penn Wood

#2 Mark Everton, WR, Interboro

#3 Joe Oquendo, WR, Bonner-Prendergast

#4 Mike Fleagle, DB, Springfield

#5 Brian Allen, QB, Springfield

#6 Dasheim Harris, DB, Penn Wood

#7 Sam Romanofsky, DL, Haverford

#8 Allon Ruffin, WR, Academy Park

#10 Kevin Maloney, LB, Haverford

#12 Nick Costello, WR, Haverford

#14 Malik Ward, DB, Lower Merion

#15 Nate Cusumano, DL, Sun Valley

#16 Breon Cottman-Cole, LB, Penn Wood

#17 Colin DiGalbo, QB, Bonner-Prendergast

#20 Paul Somaru, DB, Strath Haven

#21 Nick Milone, DB, Strath Haven

#22 Lucas Spence, DB, Springfield

#23 Kwabriem Jankins, WR, Penn Wood

#24 Terrance White, LB, Academy Park

#25 Dante Ghee, DL, Academy Park

#26 Alex Bratsis, ATH, Strath Haven

#28 Kevin White, DB, Upper Darby

#30 Rociado Jennings, DB, Upper Darby

#32 Adam Krauter, LB, Springfield

#33 Mike O’Chuida, LB, Interboro

#34 Kijana Gordon, RB, Sun Valley

#35 John Kim, RB, Haverford

#36 Linder Divos, RB, Upper Darby

#40 Michael Chicano, DL, Haverford

#41 Mike Fisher, LB, Sun Valley

#44 Alex Linton, LB, Delco Christian

#50 Brian Layden, DL, Springfield

#51 Ben Miller, OL, Haverford

#54 Madhat Fares, OL, Upper Darby

#55 Christian DiGalbo, OL, Bonner-Prendergast

#58 Jeremiah Dellispriscolli, OL, Interboro

#62 Julian Jamgochian, OL, Haverford School

#64 Ed Racine, OL, Sun Valley

#65 Jason Miksit, OL, Interboro

#70 Nataar Lloyd-Handerson, DL, Upper Darby

#71 Scott Rucci, OL, Upper Darby

#74 Brian Ross, OL, Haverford

#75 Justin Fremont, DL, Strath Haven

#82 Jack Soslow, K/P, Haverford School

#88 Tyler Higgins, TE, Bonner-Prendergast


West Roster

Head Coach: Tony Beaty, Chester

#1 Steve Flanagan, QB, Garnet Valley

#2 Dan Fisher, QB, Penncrest

#3 Eddie Byrd, DB, Harriton

#4 Tre Hinchey, OL/DL, Ridley

#5 Jordan O’Donnell, WR, Harriton

#6 Jasir Minor, WR, Ridley

#7 Jack Diggory, DB, Garnet Valley

#8 Jon Sklar, DB, Radnor

#10 Darell Jackson, RB, Cardinal O’Hara

#12 Ryan Whayland, QB, Episcopal Academy

#14 Lucas Maas, DB, Marple Newtown

#15 Bob McCafferty, WR, Penncrest

#16 Nick Geaneotes, K, Harriton

#17 Jack Veasey, WR, Harriton

#20 Rashad Johnson, RB, Chester

#21 Zahir Caldwell, WR, Episcopal Academy

#22 Shyquan Davis, DB, Chester

#23 Steve Palis, RB, Garnet Valley

#24 Dan Sullivan, RB, Chichester

#26 Khalaf Jahid, LB, Chester

#32 Ryan Dougherty, LB, Ridley

#34 Kquaran Mathews, DL, Chester

#35 John Barlow, OL/DL, Chichester

#36 Chris Alyankian, LB, Penncrest

#40 Brandon Laughlin, LB, Garnet Valley

#41 Ryan Donegan, OL/DL, Garnet Valley

#44 Brian Bosko, OL/DL, Marple Newtown

#45 Vince Ciavardelli, OL/DL, Marple Newtown

#50 Ron Sciocchetti, OL/DL, Ridley

#51 Alex Andersen, OL/DL, Radnor

#54 Domonic Haslam, OL/DL, Chester

#55 John Lord, LB, Radnor

#56 Blaze Kelly, LB, Ridley

#58 Shane Stabinski, OL/DL, Garnet Valley

#60 John DiPasquale, OL/DL, Garnet Valley

#62 Naje Lathon, OL/DL, Glen Mills

#64 Jesse Lesher, OL/DL, Ridley

#65 Pat Najmola, OL/DL, Ridley

#70 Milton Jones, OL/DL, Glen Mills

#71 Carlos Ruiz, OL/DL, Penncrest

#72 Colin McAllister, OL/DL, Chichester

#74 Andrew Gallagher, OL/DL, Cardinal O’Hara

#75 Dom Talluto, OL/DL, Marple Newtown

#78 Zach Marvil, OL/DL, Chichester

#88 Tom Cleary, TE, Garnet Valley

Former Academy Park RB Wesley in trouble with law again

LeVaun Wesley, an All-Delco running back for Academy Park in the late-1990s whose career as a Division I player was marred by legal trouble, was back behind bars again last week.

The alleged crack cocaine dealer, of Sharon Hill, is charged with possession with the intent to deliver drugs, aggravated assault and related offenses following his May 21 arrest.

This isn’t Wesley’s first dustup with the law. In 2002,  he pleaded guilty in the 2000 attempted murder of a Temple University student. Also in 2002, Wesley was one of seven area men indicted at the federal level on charges of passing counterfit bills while out on bail for the attempted murder case.

Wesley never played a down for Temple.

For more info, read Rose Quinn’s story.

Hero Bowl 2015: Change was necessary after two years of nonsense

A few things to know about the 39th annual Delaware County Hero Bowl

  • Most important — and I think it has been lost on the participants in recent years — is the game is played for a tremendous cause. It’s a charity game for the Delco Hero Scholarship Fund, which provides educational financial assistance for children of police officers, firefighters and medical personnel who died in the line of duty. This reason — and only this reason — is why the game still exists. Sure, the games serves as a final hurrah for graduating seniors, but that pales in comparison to the true purpose of the Hero Bowl
  • Those asking for rosters…I have the “East” squad, but still waiting on the other. When I have them both, I’ll post. I’ve put in multiple requests.
  • The head coaches are Delco Christian’s Drew Pearson (“East”) and Chester High’s Tony Beaty (“West)
  • The game is no longer at Widener University (no surprise there after two straight years of nonsense caused by players who brought disgrace, shame and embarrassment to a great Delco tradition). The game is Thursday, May 28 at Cardinal O’Hara High School.
  • Because of the fighting/brawling/ridiculous behavior that plagued and brought great shame to the Hero Bowl the last two years…the makeup of both teams has changed a little. It was rather clear that the old “Del Val/Catholic League vs Central League” concept wasn’t working. Members of Del Val schools were picking fights with players from Central League schools, and vice versa. Stupid behavior calls for change… so this year, both teams are mixed with Central/Catholic/Del Val/Inter-Ac schools….
  • Team East consists of Academy Park, Interboro, Penn Wood, Springfield, Strath Haven, Haverford, Upper Darby, Bonner-Prendergast, Haverford School, Delco Christian and Sun Valley. Team West consists of Chester, Chichester. Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Penncrest, Ridley, Marple Newtown, Archbishop Carroll, Cardinal O’Hara and Episcopal Academy.

Chester’s Dill verbals to Temple; Springfield’s Archibong offered

A source confirmed Wednesday night that Chester star lineman D’Andre Dill has verbally committed to Temple University.

In addition, Temple has offered a scholarship to Springfield defensive end Dan Archibong.

Chester’s D’Andre Dill is slated to be a Temple Owl beginning in 2016.

Dill is a mountainous, 6-3, 240-pound rising senior. He thrived both ways for the Clippers the last two years. He’s considered one of the top players at his position in Delco for the 2015 season. Last fall, he earned All-Delco second-team honors as he helped the Clippers to a much-improved season.

The Inquirer also reported on Dill’s commitment via Twitter.

Check out Dill’s highlight reel below.

Bonner-Prendie QB DiGalbo commits to Kutztown


One of the Catholic League’s most accomplished quarterbacks has made his college decision.

Bonner-Prendergast’s Collin DiGalbo will continue his career at Kutztown University.

DiGalbo will graduate in the spring as Monsignor Bonner’s/Bonner-Prendergast’s all-time leading passer. His 4,174 career yardage ranks eighth in Delaware County history.

DiGalbo will join 2014 Daily Times Player of the Year and Springfield linebacker Adam Krauter at Kutztown.

Springfield LB Krauter to play at Kutztown


Springfield LB Adam Krauter, the 2014 Daily Times Player of the Year, will continue his career at Kutztown University.

A two-time All-Delco, Krauter was a monster in the middle for the Cougars, who captured a Central League title for the first time in 20 years and came a win away from a District One Class AAA championship.

Krauter was the heart and soul of a defense regarded as one of the best in program history, and certainly tops in the Central League and Delco.

Krauter made sure 2014 would be an unforgettable year. In 10 regular-season games, the Cougars allowed a measly eight points per game. Krauter and the Cougars defeated Interboro and Pottsgrove in the District One Class AAA playoffs to set up a clash with Great Valley. Although Krauter and the defense limited the Patriots to one touchdown and 227 yards of offense, the Cougars fell, 21-0. Krauter (6-1, 230), who excelled in pass coverage and at tracking down running backs, finished a stellar senior season with 123 tackles.

Bonner-Prendergast OL/DL DiGalbo commits to CUPA

All-Delco center Christian DiGalbo announced on Twitter he would continue his playing career at California University of Pa.

DiGalbo was a two-way machine for the Friars and a big reason for the team’s success in 2014. With DiGalbo in the trenches Bonner enjoyed its best single-season record since 2001.